What is laser surgery?

Laser surgery uses a beam of a certain wavelength of light to cut tissue instead of using a scalpel blade. Because our surgeons are highly skilled, they can control the amount of light used, which gives them extreme surgical precision.

 

Why choose laser surgery?

There are many benefits!

  • Less pain.
    • When a laser is used in surgery, there is less pain after because the laser seals the nerve endings as the cut is made.
  • Less bleeding.
    • There is also much less bleeding during surgery because the incision is cauterized at the ends as the cut is made.   This leads to fewer complications.
  • Reduced chance of infection.
    • The risk of infection is also reduced when a laser is used instead of a scalpel because the laser beam heats up the tissues and destroys any bacteria that may be present.
  • Precision.
    • Laser surgery is also very handy at times in performing smaller cuts that may require only local anesthetics instead of having to put a pet under general anesthesia.

We can use a laser during almost any soft-tissue surgery that we perform. We are able to use them when we perform routine surgeries, such as spays and neuters.  We also use lasers for tumor removals, eyelid surgeries, and many other procedures.

Our surgeons are highly skilled at laser surgery, offering only the most up-to-date procedures for our patients. It is our goal to ensure that our patients thrive after surgery with minimal post-operative complications.